Lois Brown

Lois Brown is 17, and currently studying for her A levels in Cirencester.  She has been dancing with Stapleton School of Dancing since the age of 4. She has studied many forms of dance over the years; ballet, modern and Jazz but Tap has always been the favourite, and is now the one  she is focusing on.  Lois is currently working towards her Advanced 1 Tap exams (equivalent to Grade 8).  In addition to dancing Lois enjoys going to the Gym, Socialising and generally having fun!  As a complete contrast to Dancing Lois has also helped coach the Minchinhampton Rugby club under 6’s team for the last 3 seasons, so may be known to some of you through this.  She is looking forward to working with Sarah to share the fun of Tap dancing with you!

Carys Gerard

I’m currently studying Psychology at the University of Sheffield. I have been dancing all my life and have continued to do so at university, taking street jazz and contemporary classes. I will be performing in the end of term show in May. Working with Dazzle is a wonderful opportunity to combine my love of dancing with the joy of teaching and supporting the children. This is my fifth year working with Dazzle and it never fails to be thoroughly fantastically fun!

Carys has Enhanced DBS through Dazzle.

Lucy Cole

Hi, I’m Lucy! I go to Downfield Sixth Form. I’m 17 years old and I absolutely love drama and music! I have been going to Dazzle since I was six and my first Dazzle show was “The Mountains of Tibet” and my part was a ‘little girl’. Inspired by this, I have played many roles at Dazzle and at school including: Sleeping Beauty in Sleeping Beauty, Jojo in Seussical, the baker’s wife in Into the Woods, Lizzie in Babes in the Wood, an Ugly Sister in Cinderella, Annie in Annie, Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and the Ghost of Christmas present in Mr Scrooge. My favourite was Annie as it had been my dream to play Annie on stage ever since I saw the film when I was three! The songs are all brilliant and I loved the chance to sing “Tomorrow” under the spotlight! I was also given my first bouquet of flowers!

At school I am studying for Drama GCSE and will be in a production of Fiddler on the Roof next January. I have won numerous trophies in singing and drama including my school’s Outstanding Contribution Award to the Performing Arts. Outside of school I a go to a Youth Drama club and we have just performed Daisy Pulls it Off! I am also a member of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain and the Cotswold Youth Singers. I love cooking too whilst singing in the kitchen – chocolate brownies are my favourite things to make!

Lucy is currently performing in ‘The King & I’ at The Cotswold Playhouse.

Lucy has enhanced DBS and first aid training through Dazzle.



Alex Nixon-Malaure

Hi, I’m Alex and I’m studying Performing Arts at Stroud College. I have done MANY shows in my life, with over half of them being Shakespeare’s, and my expertise lies in Physical theatre and Symbolism. I aim to be a voice actor as I prefer the recording studio to sets and the stage, but definitely diversify in my hobbies, and can sing and dance to a high standard.


Immy Hooke

Hi, I am 15 and if you want to know about me, you will learn to know that i love drama! I am doing gcse drama, speech and drama lessons- which i am grade 6, i am involved with every school production and i help teach the prep school drama students! As well as this i also compete in drama competitions and festivals. I also play lacrosse and am the goalie of the U15 team rotating with the U18 team. For gcses, at the moment i am studying drama, music which i am grade 6 singing and in all the choirs in school, french and triple science as well as all the normal. I’m not sure what A levels i will do at the moment, the only one I’m certain on is Theatre studies! I know this sounds cheesy but i feel like drama is my life haha! i love all aspects of drama but my most favourite type of acting is emotional, strong and serious stuff!



Nell Fellows

I have been addicted to performing my whole life. I have participated in many Dazzle productions over the years and always thoroughly enjoy the workshops, parties (Lady Gaga, Wizard of Oz and Matilda themes) and other performances.
Other shows I have participated in include Stroud High School productions (Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, July 2016; Grammy Norma in The Lorax, July 2015) and at Cotswold Playhouse (Dove in Cinderella, January 2015; Snow Princess in The Snow Princess, December 2015) and with Dursley Operatic and Drama Society (Frenchie in Grease, October 2016).
In 2016 I have achieved a distinction in musical theatre singing grade 6, a distinction in LAMDA drama solo grade 3, a distinction in LAMDA drama group grade 4 and passed my clarinet grade 4. I also do trapeze, ballet and yoga in my spare time.
I hope my enthusiasm is infectious as I now help out bringing Sarah’s creations to life!


To describe Dazzle is very difficult in a short paragraph! It is fun, bonkers, crazy, busy, tiring, rewarding, active, wonderful and an absolutely amazing place to learn so many skills necessary in later life. I have been helping out there since I was 16, I am now 23 and I have yet to do a workshop where the kids haven’t surprised me by how much they push and strive to create amazing things. I leave Dazzle after every workshop feeling worn out but so proud of what the kids have achieved. The job satisfaction is brilliant, and Sarah is great fun to work for: wacky, energetic and a great laugh. I would recommend Dazzle to anyone who wants to have fun, learn some skills and work with a great bunch of kids and helpers. What’s not to like?


Working with dazzle over the years has been an incredible experience, not only working with Sarah and the other fabulous assistants but also getting to know all the talented and inspirational children!


I had great fun helping at the dazzle workshops and learned a lot from it!


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